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Sad Kangaroo
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Does OzPol care about blatant racism and trolling?
Apr 16th, 2017 at 5:26pm
 
I've read the forum rules and I notice that many on here don't bother to follow them, especially when it comes to being racist when the topic isn't even about race.

Is there any enforcement of the rules or are they merely a formality in running a forum?

Is it safe to assume that those who moderate or even own the forum condone that kind of activity which is why it goes unmoderated?

Thanks.

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Re: Does OzPol care about blatant racism and trolling?
Reply #1 - Apr 18th, 2017 at 12:40am
 
Not in the slightest.

I am constantly amazed at the regular displays of pig-ignorant racism and Islamophobia on this site.

I honestly don't understand how they are not ashamed by association with each other.

I mean, if any of them agreed with me on anything, i would be mortified.
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Reply #2 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 10:40pm
 
At the very least the endless muslim bashing threads should be moved from the "General board" to one of the member run boards (islam or multiculturalism & Race). Other threads get moved so there should be some consistency shown. Too many Muslim bashing threads are polluting the General Board
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Reply #3 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 11:48pm
 
Sad Kangaroo wrote on Apr 16th, 2017 at 5:26pm:
I've read the forum rules and I notice that many on here don't bother to follow them, especially when it comes to being racist when the topic isn't even about race



It's terrible isn't it, I bought a bag of jellybeans for the kids and for some reason nobody wanted to eat the black ones.

Why do kids avoid black jellybeans?

Are you one of these idiots who thinks muslims are a race of people, can I change my race by reciting the shahada?
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Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 12:16am
 
There are rules?  I'm amazed, I've always assumed there were none after the way in which certain people continually behave.   Racism/Xenophobia/Islamophobia are rife and they seem to get upset when I identify them as such.  Tsk, tsk, if they want to get nasty, oh, well...    Roll Eyes
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Re: Does OzPol care about blatant racism and trolling?
Reply #5 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 12:43am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 11:48pm:
Sad Kangaroo wrote on Apr 16th, 2017 at 5:26pm:
I've read the forum rules and I notice that many on here don't bother to follow them, especially when it comes to being racist when the topic isn't even about race



It's terrible isn't it, I bought a bag of jellybeans for the kids and for some reason nobody wanted to eat the black ones.

Why do kids avoid black jellybeans?

Are you one of these idiots who thinks muslims are a race of people, can I change my race by reciting the shahada?


I will never ever accept Islam as a nation. It's just another faulty religion.
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Re: Does OzPol care about blatant racism and trolling?
Reply #6 - Apr 20th, 2017 at 11:42am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Apr 19th, 2017 at 11:48pm:
It's terrible isn't it, I bought a bag of jellybeans for the kids and for some reason nobody wanted to eat the black ones.

Why do kids avoid black jellybeans?

Are you one of these idiots who thinks muslims are a race of people, can I change my race by reciting the shahada?


I appreciate your input Baronvonrort, but, it's not that type of idiocy I was referring to.  To be clear, the "idiocy" I mean in my last statement is not that people confuse a faith with a race, but that people think they can excuse their bigotry and hate towards people of a certain faith because someone calls it racism.  That's not a valid defense. 

I personally understand the difference between a religion and a race but I also understand what bigotry is, but again, this isn't what I was referring to with my original question.

You have every right to be a bigot and express those feelings, just don't pretend to be a victim when you're held accountable for it, but since I believe that was just another example of the attempted deflection and offtopic distraction away from a thread's original topic, you've kind of displayed some of what I'm asking about.

There are blatant racial slurs targeting Asians, Indigenous Australians, African Americans etc most often directed as personal attacks towards other posters to avoid dealing with the points they've raised.  Threads get dragged off topic and then those being racist try to turn it around and painting themselves as the victim, it's all a mess.

I just wanted some clarity as to which rules matter since enforcement seems random and some rules look to exist only in case someone goes too far and the authorities get involved as a sort of indemnity to the board owner/mods.

I try not to bash people's ears in the real world by talking politics all the time and I thought this could be an outlet to do so.  I checked the rules before joining and thought it seemed like a good match.  This place wouldn't be overly moderated, I could be exposed to views of others I don't agree with and would probably not get in the circles I'm in "irl" but I wasn't expecting to see so much blatant racism, homophobia and rather than an exchange of ideas, petty childish attacks on posters using the aforementioned.  That all seems counter to the rules, but it happens en masse.

Hence wanting to know if it happens because perhaps the board has grown larger than the current mods can handle, or if this is simply condoned by them and the owner even if it is counter to their claimed and established rules?

It's a simple question, not sure why it triggered you there Baronvonrort.


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